Paul Smith is managing director at Strategic Land Group
The green belt is the most widely recognised part of the English planning system, but also one of the most widely misunderstood.
There are plans afoot to reform the planning system, but reforming the green belt won’t necessarily result in the countryside’s disappearance
Homes England launched with fanfare this month, announcing a series of core objectives, both new and invigorated policies intended to get housebuilders on site and start reducing the country’s housing shortfall. The newly introduced Brownfield Land Registers are one such policy.